Update: Added some of the miracles at Lourdes. 10/10/2017
This page will be added to over time. However, I thought it would be good to start with some of the more famous Eucharistic miracles, along with information on their scientific investigations.
As a Catholic, I believe in Christ and His Church on their own merits. Perhaps learning of miracles will help others to come to investigate the Church more closely and learn of the fullness of truth…
Eucharistic Miracle of Buenos Aires
This short video recounts the story of the amazing Eucharistic Miracle that happened in Argentina in 1996 in the Parish of St. Mary. For many Christians, Holy Communion is a symbolic ritual, but Catholics believe it is in fact His divine body and blood. This sounds absolutely nuts, but it’s a matter of faith.
… And of scientific evidence…
The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano
The Miracle of Lanciano is officially recognized by the Catholic Church as a true Eucharistic Miracle. It was the first and greatest Eucharistic Miracle of the Catholic Church.
This wondrous Event took place in the 8th century A.D. in the little Church of St. Legontian in Lanciano, Italy, as a divine response to a Basilian monk’s doubt about Jesus’ Real Presence in the Eucharist.
During Holy Mass, after the two-fold consecration, the host was changed into Heart Tissue Flesh and the Wine was changed into Actual Blood, which coagulated into five globules, irregular and differing in shape and size.
Eucharistic Miracle of Legnica Poland
(For the scientific tests on the Eucharistic Miracle of Buenos Aires, go to the 12:00 minute point.)
Miracles of Lourdes
Catherine Latapie was the first person to be miraculously cured at Lourdes. She was healed of paralysis in 1858. And on the same day she was cured, she gave birth to a boy who later became a priest. Her spectacular cure was a test case that started an era of reported miracles thats lasted ever since. These claims have increased over the years, and led to the setting up of a Medical Bureau at the Marian shrine in 1905. The office studies cases of those who claim to have been miraculously cured.
The Miracle Cure of Delizia Cirolli at Lourdes – The Extraordinary. Wikipedia: “Delizia Cirolli, later Delizia Costa visited Lourdes on 24 December 1976. Age 12, from Paterno, Sicily. Ewing’s sarcoma of right knee. Offered amputation by her doctors, her mother refused and took her to Lourdes instead. On returning to Italy, her tumour rapidly regressed until no remaining evidence existed, although it left her tibia angulated, which required an operation (osteotomy) to correct. Her cure was recognised on 28 June 1989. She went on to become a nurse.”
There have been thousands of miraculous cures at the grotto of Massabielle, near Lourdes, France, where Blessed Virgin Mary appeared 18 times to Bernadette Soubirous, a 14 year old peasant girl In 1858 . The Blessed Virgin Mary identified herself as The Immaculate Conception. A Medical Bureau was established in 1882 to test the authenticity of the cures. This beautiful grotto receives more than a million pilgrims each year.
Danila Castelli, born on 16 january 1946, wife and family mother, has lived a more or less normal life until the age of 34 when she started having spontaneous and severe blood pressure hypertensive crisis. In 1982 some Rx and ultrasound tests detect a right para-uterine mass and a fibromatous uterus. Danila is operated for hysterectomy and annexectomy. In november 1982 she undergoes partial pancreatectomy. A scintigraphy the following year proves the existence of «pheochromocytoma » (a tumor that secretes high amounts of catecholamines) in the rectal, bladder and vaginal region. More surgical interventions follow in the attempt to stop the triggers to the crisis until 1988 but with no bettering at all. In may 1989, during a pilgrimage to Lourdes, Danila gets out of the Baths where she had been immerged and she feels an extraordinary feeling of wellbeing. Shortly after she reported to the Lourdes Office of Medical Observations (Bureau des Constatations Médicales de Lourdes) her instantaneous alleged cure. After five meetings (1989, 1992, 1994, 1997 and 2010) the Bureau certified the cure with an unanimous vote : « Mrs Castelli was cured, in a complete and lasting way, from the date of her pilgrimage to Lourdes — 21 years ago — of the syndrome she had suffered and with no relation with the treatments and the surgeries she received ». Danila Castelli has since gone back to an absolute normal life. The CMIL (Lourdes International Medical Committee) in it’s annual meeting of 19 november 2011 in Paris has certified that the cure « remains unexplained according to current scientific knowledge ». On June 20th 2013 Monsignor Giovanni Giudici, Bishop of Pavia, the diocesis where Danila Castelli lives, has declared the « prodigious-miraculous » character and the value of « sign » of this cure. It is the 69th cure of Lourdes recognized as miraculous by a Bishop.
What are the criteria are used by the Church to recognize authentic miracles?
Fatima Miracle Of The Sun
“Everyone within an area of 32 miles thought it was the end of the world.”
Sermon on the Miracle of the Sun. What happened? Why is it significant? What does it symbolize? Who wrote about it & took the pictures? What evidence is there about it? Is it historical? What does the message mean? For more go to http://www.romans10seventeen.org & remember to say 3 Hail Marys for the priest
THE HEALING OF GEMMA DI GIORGI
Gemma di Giorgi was born on Christmas day in 1939, in the Sicilian town of Ribera. Almost immediately, her mother realized that her eyes were different from other children’s eyes. The truth was, Gemma was blind. Her mother took her to a doctor who was unable to determine the gravity of her condition. She was referred to two specialists in Palermo. They determined that Gemma had no pupils in her eyes; that nothing could be done for her blindness; that her condition was inoperable. Gemma’s family was desperate, but there was nothing they could do. Her parents often took her to Mary’s altar in the church to pray because they felt it would take a miracle to heal her eyes.